Announcement: GCF Offers First Wellness Forum

November 25, 2009

From Tai Chi to Chai Tea Steps You Can Take to Prevent Women’s Cancer

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The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation in partnership with the WebMD Health Foundation is pleased to offer its first Wellness Forum. This free event will take place Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Moores UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla, CA.

This innovative program will feature noted gynecologic oncologists who will discuss ways to prevent gynecologic cancers and early warning signs that can aid in early diagnosis.

Ideas about how to eat to prevent cancer will be offered along with a cooking demonstration. Other healthy living options will be available, including tai chi, yoga and meditation.

There will be reception during the event that will feature light, healthy choice hors d’oeuvres.

For more information, contact Dina Zambon by e-mail at dzambon@thegcf.org or by phone at 312.658-0751.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.